I'm hunting public land this year (lost my private property) and do not have a hang on stand or climber as of yet $$. Therefore I'm having to set up (each time) and hunt out of a deerblind. Only been to this area once before, looked around for sign and found buck droppings (not fresh maybe a few days old) and a small rub on some sapling bush. Set up my blind about 20 yards away backed up to 10-12 foot brush and trees in a cut that would conceal me for an ambush if the deer were to come from my righthand side. In front and to the left of me was a rise with waist high brush that spread out about 50-60 yards. About 30 mins before the end of legal hunting hours, 4 does bound in to the rise at 60 yards from my back left side. Follow the edge of 10-12 brush/trees at 50-60 yards in front of me (through the waist high brush I talked about) come towards me to about 35 yards, follow the brush/tree line to my right and down until they are out of sight. 15 minutes later I can see a buck at about 30 yards dead in front of me, broadside. I have to look away to pick up my bow and put my release on the D ring. By the time I look back I can no longer see the buck (do in part to the brush he's in and the light available). Stare, stare, look around. I can see his tail flick as he turns away from me and follows the brush/tree line on the rise the opposite route that the does took earlier. This was 9 days ago. I had to leave the state for business the next morning, and tomorrow is the first day back that I'm able to hunt. At this close to Pre-Rut, but not yet in the Rut, should I just use my intel from my previous hunt to set up my blind in order to ambush that buck on the route he took that day? (No doe tags, no trail cam info) Should I expect him to bed in relatively the same area he did that day? Should I expect him to travel a similar path to wherever he is going to feed? Or should hope that he may or may not travel to the area I found the droppings and small rub? My thoughts are to go off of the solid intel from that one hunt. Which is this: - Does travel this pathway and would travel directly in front of me if I were to move my blind appropriately. - A buck travelled this path and could be ambushed if I tucked my blind into the treeline. - That spot is in between where the buck bedded down and travelled to feed. Any help would be huge. Thank you.